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Daily Reads: 'Under the Skin' Subverts the Male Gaze, 'Boyhood's" Use of 35mm and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 23, 2014 9:23 AM
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Plus: Why Radiohead's music is used in movies so badly, and the trouble with film preservation and "Star Wars."

Leonard Maltin is Terrible at the Leonard Maltin Game, Plus 10 More Highlights from 'WTF with Marc Maron'

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 22, 2014 4:16 PM
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Plus: The world's worst way to watch a great movie.

Movie Reviews for Sale — Cheap!

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 22, 2014 3:32 PM
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A website says they'll post reviews of your movie to IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes for a fee. But do they follow through?

This Week in Home Video: 'Blue Ruin,' a Jacques Demy Box Set and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 22, 2014 1:05 PM
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Plus: "Dom Hemingway" and a pair of Billy Wilder classics.

Rob Reiner Talks Roger Ebert's 'North' Review

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 22, 2014 12:30 PM
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Roger Ebert hated, hated, hated, hated, hated Rob Reiner's "North," but Reiner doesn't seem too bothered by it.

Daily Reads: Hollywood and Gay History, Watching Woody Allen Post-Dylan Farrow and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 22, 2014 9:19 AM
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Plus: connecting "The Shining" and "Planes: Fire and Rescue" and how Fox is tearing down the wall between networks and studios.

With 'Snowpiercer' and 'Blue Ruin,' the Veil of Secrecy on VOD Numbers Is Finally Lifted

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 21, 2014 2:34 PM
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But would critics have gotten behind Bong Joon-ho's dystopian thriller if they'd known its theatrical release was merely prelude to people being able to watch it on their couch?

Now Streaming: Cory Monteith's Final Movie and Roman Polanski's Grand Prix Doc on Netflix

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 21, 2014 12:32 PM
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"Weekend of a Champion," "McCanick" and more, now on Netflix.

'Oh, This Is a Bad Movie': Jimmy Fallon Reads Roger Ebert's Reviews on the Tonight Show

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 21, 2014 11:55 AM
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Jimmy Fallon recalls the movies of his Roger Ebert slammed (and praise), and Questlove's jaw drops at a "Life Itself" clip as Chaz Ebert drops by the Tonight Show Couch

Daily Reads: 50 Feminist Films, How Bernardo Bertolucci Found Himself and More

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • July 21, 2014 9:17 AM
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Plus: the science of sentimentality and one critic who can't abide "Some Like It Hot."